Thinking Sensing and Behaving

Photograph of a man cleaning and taking care of a child at the same time
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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Learn more about the ever-changing brains of teenagers.
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As we age, we can see our hair gray and our skin wrinkle. Less obvious are the changes happening in our brains.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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What if exam grades could be boosted just with a confidence exercise before the exam?
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What if schools completely did away with standardized testing?
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Schools can use neuroscience research to optimize their environments to match the best ways for students to learn.
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You might struggle to learn new steps in your dance class, but your brain is working to ensure you nail the routine.
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Memories of failed attempts and false starts while learning to ride a bike may remain, but it likely all feels natural now. For that, you can thank the intricate circuits comprising your nervous system.
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Learn about the benefits of water play for young children.
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Many techniques used by elementary school teachers can be applicable to middle and high school teachers as well.
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The junction between the cortex and the brainstem highlights the center of our emotions.
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There are many little problems to handle well before your day starts, but your brain is there to get you through it all.
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